The UKI discs meeting aims to bring together different astrophysical disc communities across the UK & Ireland. We are delighted to announce the first meeting of this series will be hosted at the University of Warwick on 9th-11th September 2024! The theme of the meeting will be Protoplanetary Discs and Debris Discs (including White dwarf Debris Discs), covering both observations and theory. Scientific topics include but are not limited to: protoplanetary discs, protosatellite discs, debris discs, disc formation and evolution, planet-disc interactions and migration, planet and planetesimal formation, exocomets, disc chemistry, distorted and warped discs, discs in binaries, disc instabilities, disc turbulence, etc. A session on EDI in Astronomy will also be embedded in the programme. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format.

For any queries, please email discs2024@warwick.ac.uk.

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: 28th March
  • Abstract submission for talks closes: 12th May (abstract submission for posters remains open)
  • Outcome of abstract submissions: mid-late June
  • Registration closes: 18th August
  • Meeting: 9th September - 11th September

SOC

  • Farzana Meru (chair - Warwick)
  • Daniela Iglesias (Leeds)
  • Maria de Juan Ovelar (Warwick)
  • Henrik Latter (DAMTP, Cambridge)
  • Luca Matr√† (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Laura Rogers (IoA, Cambridge)
  • Alison Young (Edinburgh)

LOC

  • Farzana Meru (chair)
  • Raphael Bendahan-West
  • Amena Faruqi
  • Maria de Juan Ovelar
  • Grant Kennedy
  • Minjae Kim
  • Rebecca Nealon
  • Azib Norazman
  • Tim Pearce
  • Pratishtha Rawat
  • Andrew Swan
  • Dimitri Veras

Code of Conduct

(Adapted from RAS and UKEXOM2023)

We value the participation of all attendees and want to ensure everyone will have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Therefore, all attendees are expected to show respect towards other attendees and agree to the code of conduct upon registration and attendance.

This meeting will be a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, nationality, and religion. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form.

  • Presenters give their time freely. Many have travelled a considerable distance, some are very distinguished, and some are early career scientists perhaps giving a talk at this level for the first time. All deserve a fair and encouraging hearing. Please try to be on time for the start of a session, or otherwise enter quietly into the room, refrain from loud conversations outside the doors and switch off mobile phones, and if you must use a laptop, do so inconspicuously in one of the rear seats.

  • Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

  • All communication given by presenters, organisers and attendees should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language, jokes and imagery is not appropriate for any event.

  • Be kind to other participants and respect local staff. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

  • Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

  • Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event, without a refund of any charge.

If someone wishes to report a breach of this code of conduct with regards to this meeting, then they should contact any of the LOC in person or by email (including anonymously) to discs2024@warwick.ac.uk.